Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Dancing in the Soul

I apologize for the lack of posts this month - I've had exams. I hope to resume regular posting again soon but in the meantime, I just had to share this breathtaking editorial featuring three of my favourite Asian models - Ming Xi, Sui He, Liu Wen - and New York City Ballet's Justin Peck. Some truly beautiful moments were captured here.












Dancing in the soul
Model: Liu Wen, Ming Xi, Sui He, Justin Peck.
Photographer: Daniel Jackson
Stylist: Tiina Laakkonen
Vogue China May 2012
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Friday, 6 April 2012

Songbird






Beauté naturelle (in Mixte #62) featuring Tanya Dziahileva
Photographer: Carlotta Manaigo


I’m not sure why but when I first listened to Birdy’s songs, I thought of this editorial with Tanya. Anyways, I’m a bit late to the game on this one. Birdy - also known as Jasmine Van den Bogaerde - seems to have burst onto the scene last year and just had a number of American appearances last month including a spot on The Ellen DeGeneres Show but I only recently discovered her through random clicking on YouTube.

Regardless, I’m loving her voice. At the moment, her only album mainly consists of cover songs albeit lovely renditions. I can only find about 3 of her original songs available right now: Without a Word, Just a Game (on The Hunger Games soundtrack) and Be Free. These few songs suggest that she's much more than just a cover artist and fortunately, her next album will primarily be composed of her own songs.